For $15, today's Groupon gets you admission to the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra's performance of The British Influence (up to a $30 value). Choose between the following shows:
- Friday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, located on Jefferson Street in Portland
- Sunday, February 20, at 3 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Church, located on Haley Road in Boring
Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra satiates culture-hungry eardrums with creative, conceptual concerts studded with guest string-stars from across the country. The British Influence adheres to its name, focusing on three non-British composers—Romantic-era maestro Felix Mendelssohn, German composer Max Bruch, and 20th-century Australian pianist Percy Grainger—that were inspired to orchestrate masterful works after brushes with the landscapes, traditions, or culture of England, Ireland, and Scotland. Accomplished violinist and Portland native JiYun Jeong joins the symphony once again, helping to weave a tapestry of royal reminiscence on Bruch’s Violin Concerto no. 1 in G Minor.